Dear Santa

By Martina - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Some days ago I finally gave my parents my Christmas wishlist (I'm an eight year old at heart). Since they bought me a new PC some weeks ago, I don't expect to receive many gifts this year, but who knows, maybe Santa will get me something.

This year's wishlist is made of six items, that can be sorted in two categories: beauty and books (or Harry Potter, if you like).

  • Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara (mini size). I've been wanting to try this for ages but I never got around buying it, I thought this might be the right time to ask for it.
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original). I've only ever tried the sample size of this but I loved it, and since I love to use my Naked 2 palette I thought it would be a nice addition to my eye makeup collection.
  • Bee Good Raspberry & White Chocolate Lip Balm. I've been lusting after this lip balm ever since I found out about its existence, but I never got to try it because it's not available in Italy and I thought the shipping costs were quite expensive. I contacted the staff at Bee Good some days ago and they told me that they can ship small items inside a smaller parcel so the shipping costs decrease. That made me finally decide to put this on my list.
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone illustrated by Jim Kay. I'm a sucker for all things Harry Potter and no Christmas wishlist is complete if I haven't added at least one Harry Potter item. Last year I asked for a boxset with all the books (because I had them all in Italian and I wanted them in English as well). This time I couldn't leave out this masterpiece. I'm not sure I'll actually receive it because it's the most expensive gift of the bunch, but I'll definitely buy it for myself at some point if Santa doesn't get it for me.
  • Harry Potter Colouring Book. I love colouring books for grown ups, and I can't miss this Harry Potter one.
  • Lucchetti babbani e medaglioni magici. Harry Potter in italiano: le sfide di una traduzione* (wow, what a mouthful). This book is all about translating the Harry Potter saga from English to Italian. Harry Potter and book translations are two of my favourite things, and my dream job at the moment would be working for a publisher and translate books (possibly children's novels), so this is just perfect for me.
Let me know what you think of my choices. 
Have you ever tried any of those products or bought any of those books?
What is on your Christmas wishlist?

Marti xx

*Muggle padlocks and magical lockets. The challenges of translating Harry Potter into Italian

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  1. I only have just discovered you blog and the first thing I saw was Harry Potter, I got a little bit excited! I love Harry Potter, those coloring books sound really cool! I think I need to go and buy one to add to my HP collection x

    1. Yay! So glad to meet another HP lover :D Thanks for the comment, I'm going to visit your blog soon! Do you have any HP related post?